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Classic Ancestor Trading Cards Template for Adobe Photoshop

AU$30.50 ex. GST

Create family reunion favours or genealogy gifts with the Ancestor Trading Card template for Photoshop. Put your genealogy research to work and make keepsakes of your Ancestor’s unique stories for your family to enjoy for generations to come.

You’ll need a working knowledge and a licensed copy of Photoshop to create your own set of trading cards with this fully editable template. Change the sample text, add photos in the smart objects and update the recolourable shapes to make your own one-of-a-kind cards.

Use the placeholders to add:

  • a photo
  • key statistics (birth, date, marriage and other important dates)
  • mini-family tree
  • a brief story, summary, poem, quote or information that captures your ancestor’s story

The template size is 3.5″ x 5″ and designed to print two-sided with four cards to a page. Use the front of the card as a guide to cut out the individual cards with a paper trimmer, scissors or ruler and craft knife. The finished product will be an Ancestor Trading Card that is about twice the size of a standard deck (similar to oracle card decks).

It is easy to get started. You can use the default design or customize as required. For the default design, install the suggested fonts, open the file, and you are ready to go.

Have questions? Keep scrolling for more info

Let's Get Into The Nitty Gritty Details

—How it works—

The grouped layers in this Adobe Photoshop template make it easy to add photo/s, key statistics (birth, date, marriage and other important dates), mini-family tree, as well as a brief story, summary, poem, quote or information that captures your ancestor’s story.

Use the default design and follow the steps in the Guide to create your Ancestor Trading Cards.

  • Step 1: Add photos
  • Step 2: Customise the sample text
  • Step 3: Recolour shapes and text (optional)
  • Step 4: Export artwork
  • Step 5: Compile PDF
  • Step 6: Print and trim your cards

—Required Software—

The template was made using Adobe Photoshop/Windows 10, with two non-system fonts – Bebas Neue and Cabin.

To edit the template and create your own set of Ancestor Trading Cards, you will need:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC (Compatible with Windows and Mac OS)
  • Acrobat Reader (or a similar) to view the Guide. Acrobat Reader is free to download at
  • Fonts: Bebas Neue and Cabin (links included in the Guide PDF)

—Need Help?—

The included Guide.pdf will walk you through every step required.

—What You Will Receive—

See photo six (6) above for a preview of the files. The Ancestor Trading Cards template for Photoshop is a digital, do-it-yourself product. You won’t receive any other physical or digital items, nor will the content be added for you.

Two files will be available for download immediately after purchase.

  • Ancestor-Trading-Card-MASTER.psd
  • GUIDE_PHOTOSHOP-Ancestor-Trading-Card.pdf

—Printing Your Trading Cards—

The trading cards can be printed at home or sent to FedEx Kinkos, Staples, Office Max, Office Works or a local print shop for production.


—Terms of use —

  • Purchase of this product indicates your agreement with the terms of use.
  • License for one user for non-commercial projects.
  • The purchase price does not include printing or customisation of the file.
  • Compatibility of this product cannot be guaranteed for any software other than what is listed in the description. 
  • Due to the digital nature of these products, all sales are final.
  • Products are designed to work on a laptop or desktop computer. Items may not work correctly on a smartphone or tablet.
  • Files will be available in your Template Store account for download after purchase. No files are emailed or sent via another method.

Please email [email protected] with any questions you have about this product. 

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Please do not recreate, distribute, sell or resell all or any part of these designs/templates.

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